6/4: Locavores Do It Better

Filling your day with 3 things that are all about supporting North Texas.

By Andy Young
|  Monday, Jun 7, 2010  |  Updated 7:53 PM CDT
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6/4: Locavores Do It Better

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Filling your day with 3 things that are all about supporting North Texas.

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EAT YOUR (LOCAL) VEGGIES: We're sure you've heard the term locavore. Heck, you might have even said it out loud a time a or two, but have you actually got your hands dirty in it? If not, then it's high time you get down to the Arlington Farmers Market and see what's been growing in your backyard all this time. The market's produce is typically locally grown, handmade, or produced in the North Texas area. A limited number of non-food vendors will also be selling retail items such as soap, crafts, flowers, plants and honey. The popular market, created in 2009 by the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation, offers goods and produce inside their building at 215 E. Front Street and outside along the street adjacent to the railroad tracks. Attendance is free and prices are reasonable.

SUGAR BABIES: The days of defining people and bands by genre are over. Ask anyone what music they listen to, and they're sure to tell you: "Everything!" No wonder the critics are having a hell of a time trying to define Sugar & Gold. The only agreed upon fact is that the sing-along choruses are instantly infectious and that the elegant booty beats are obviously designed for getting out of your head and into your body. But a scratch beneath the surface reveals that the Sugar & Gold experience stretches farther than mere dance-all-night hedonism, touching on melancholy smooth R&B as well as slipping a finger or two into the post punk-tinged pie of dub and European experimental club music. Sugar and Gold play tonight at Dan's Silverleaf with special guests Dust Congress and Daniel Folmer.

PYLES IT ON: There is nothing like getting your eat on in Dallas. We have more original contemporary food than nearly anywhere in America, mostly because we have some incredible chefs to help push the idea that Dallas is a culinary destination forward. One of those chefs is Stephen Pyles. A fifth-generation Texan, Pyles was the first from his state to be inducted into The James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, and Bon Appetit has credited him with “almost single-handedly changing the cooking scene in Texas.” Enjoy happy hour tonight in his namesake restaurant from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with red and white wines and champagne for $7, all specialty cocktails for $8, and complimentary flatbreads.


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